"as someone once said"
It is good practice to mean what you say... but I find it very convenient when I mean what someone else has already said.
Been there, could relate to that!
"I bet the neighbors are just lovin' this!" [Mama's Family]
"I knew it! I knew it! Well, not 'knew it' in the sense of having the slightest idea, but I knew there was something I didn't know." [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
"I need to live in a place where people can spill." [Friends]
"I spent that anger long ago." [Quantum Leap]
"I used to think of myself one way. But after this... I am something else. And still me, I think. But that's not what everyone else sees." [Captain America: Civil War]
"I'm as nice as I know how to be to every single person in that office. Everyone treats me like a... mistress at a family reunion." [9 to 5]
"If this is love, I'll take spaghetti." [book title]
"It had become the focus of everything. It was all I could feel, all I could think about. It blotted out the rest of my face, the rest of my life. Like the zit had become...the truth about me." [My So-Called Life] I find that this has non-zit applications as well
"It's just doomed! And I can't do doomed *again* right now. Sorry." [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
In the episode where Frasier is trying to do an old-fashioned radio drama, they're about to go on the air, and Frasier hasn't told Niles that Niles will be reading six parts. As the play starts and the characters introduce themselves, Frasier keeps pointing to a surprised Niles to read the part for that character. One of Niles' characters is a dwarf -- Niles is momentarily at a loss for how to do a dwarf impersonation, then he takes a hit from a helium balloon and croaks out the line. [Frasier] I often feel like this at work: something comes up that needs to be done, and they point to me!
"Men lie; numbers don't." [The Young Riders]
"Not because I don't know better, but because I believe it IS better." [The Dukes of Hazzard] I would say this about my faith
"Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits into this empty place in your heart." [My So-Called Life]
"The closer you get, the slower I'll drive." [bumper sticker]
"The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up. And that, in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool." [My So-Called Life]
"This has been a most unusual day." [Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure]
Mean, Smarmy Boss: With your attitude, you could be out of here real quick.
Fed Up Employee: With YOUR attitude, I could be out of here RIGHT NOW!
[Babes in Toyland]
"Me, too" Lyrics Edition¹
"a veritable gamut of emotions"
all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again ___ and I don't really care if nobody else believes ___ be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it all ___ don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say ___ Give me all you got, don't hold back. I should probably warn you: I'll be just fine. ___ foolish heart, don't be wrong any more ___ holding out for a hero ___ hurts to want everything and nothing at the same time ___ I could be a trip but I choose not to ___ I don't know, I don't have all the answers ___ I don't want clever conversation. I never want to work that hard. I just want someone that I can talk to. ___ I feel no shame I'm proud of where I came from -- I was born and raised in the boondocks ___ I go back to December all the time ___ I guess you'd rather be a martyr tonight.... that's your decision ___ I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some ___ I wanna go back and do it all over, but I can't go back, I know ___ I want a man by my side, not a boy who runs and hides ___ I'm kinda over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air ___ never beautiful or suitable to frame ___ now all that's left of me is what I pretend to be ___ Now I can write my silly songs and still look you in the eye. ___ oh, I want you to know, but then again I don't; it's so complicated ___ only a man in a silly red sheet ___ out there in the spotlight you're a million miles away ___ Pay attention to me: I don't talk for my health! ___ ready to run thru the sweet southern pines, lie down in a bed of vermillion, watch the sun shine ___ she's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers ___ Sit down a while and share your narrative with me: I'm not afraid of who you are. ___ so if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along ___ Somebody told us Wall Street fell, but we were so poor that we couldn't tell. ___ sometimes I'm afraid and I don't feel that tough... but I'll stand back up ___ then let me build a bridge, for I cannot fill the chasm ___ Then what? What 'cha gonna do when the new wears off and the old shines through? ___ things I couldn't do before now I know I can ___ wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face ___ Was it something I said, or something I did? Did my words not come out right? ___ watching you's the only drug I need ___ Who cares if you disagree? You are not me. Who made you king of anything? ___ Why do I bother, when you're not the one for me? ___ You keep callin' me on the telephone, you say you're all alone. Well, that's *real* sad.... But I ain't that lonely yet ___ your anger don't impress me
¹ I'm omitting references to declutter; if you need to search, include the word lyrics. (Or use the contact link below and ask me!)
I say these every once in a while, quite often, or with insane frequency!
"get way extracurricular with it" [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] ___ "have none of it" [Frasier] ___ "hold my sign while I" [a Bill Engvall comedy routine] ___ "I'm a tree, I can bend." [9 to 5] ___ "I'm sorry. Am I repeat-o-girl?" [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] ___ "I don't even have a pl--." [Friends] ___ "I *like* unusual." [Quantum Leap] ___ "I no longer desire it." [Bewitched] ___ "I still need that." [The Avengers (movie)] ___ "It could happen." [Angels in the Outfield] ___ "It wasn't me; it was the one armed *man*." [The Mask (movie, mocking The Fugitive)] ___ "That is *so* true." [Sabrina the Teenage Witch] ___ "There's dignity, and then there's dignity." [The Young Riders] ___ "They DO exist!" [M&M's Christmas commercial] ___ "While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?" [The Princess Bride] ___ "Works for me." [Hunter (TV series)] ___ "You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means." [The Princess Bride]
"A great word like waffle would turn out just affle." from a Sesame Street song, singing the praises of the letter W
"First I was born -- which goes without sayin'." Bugs Bunny, beginning to tell his life story
"I ain't never been able to cheat a man who didn't deep down think he was cheating me." Cyrus, the con man [The Young Riders]
"I am shocked and dismayed at this ... shocking dismayance!" [Charles In Charge]
Angel: I don't know how to get back.
Lorne: Well, that's just the thing. You don't. You go on to the new place.
"I was looking for a job when I found this one." My ex-coworker Missy, shrugging off threats of being fired
"It is society's dismissal, and even mockery, that give these heroines their depth as well as their conflicts." USA Today dot com article by Madeline Hunter about the spinster heroine
Katimsky (reading to the class): 'My mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun. Coral is far more red than her lips. If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun. If hair be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red and white, but no such roses see I in her cheeks. And in some perfumes there is more delight, than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound. I grant I never saw a goddess go...my mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare.' What kind of girl is Shakespeare describing here? Is she, is she the most beautiful girl?
Katimsky: Is she a goddess? Physically perfect? The kind of girl who...uh...stops traffic when she walks down the street?
Katimsky: So, he's...not in love with her?
Jordan: Yeah. He is.
Katimsky: Well, why is that? Why is he in love with her?
Brian: She's not just a fantasy. She's got, like, flaws. She's real.
Katimsky: Thank you.
[My So-Called Life]
"Men, if you ever wanna know what a woman's mind feels like, imagine a browser with 2857 tabs open. ALL. THE. TIME." [seen on the Internet]
"Now you know -- and knowing is half the battle." [ending of the GI Joe cartoon]
Our rate: $50/hour
If you watch: $60/hour
If you help: $70/hour
If you tried to fix it first: $100/hour
[sign in a mechanic's shop]
Jack Sparrow: Put it away, son. It's not worth you getting beat again.
Will Turner: You didn't beat me: you ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
Jack Sparrow: That's not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?
[Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]
"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will." [Working Girl]
Maddie: That's the tricky part. I saw the coroner's report, and the man I work with saw the body with his own eyes.
[Magician Abby Kadabra looks down, trying to cover a smile.]
Abby: Wish I had a penny for every time I've heard that.
Maddie: But I did... *He* did.
Abby: If people didn't have eyes to be sure with, it wouldn't be so easy to fool 'em.
Rachel: There's this one woman; she's amazing and she's about to have a baby. I'm not sure I could manage work and a goldfish.
Sark: Well, aquariums are overrated. Remember that.
"There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask 'What if I fall?' Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?" ~ Erin Hanson
"Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on." [The Avengers]
Valerie shows up at wrestling practice to explain that her son did not have her permission to join the team. She goes to the first man and begins to explain about the forged consent form, but the man replies that he's "just the strategy coach" and sends her over to the weight training coach. So she goes to the next man and starts to explain, but the guy cuts her off with a curt "Can't help you." She tries again to explain, but the man insists that she needs to see the Head Coach. Getting a little peeved by the runaround, Valerie asks, "Can you please point him out to me, or must I see the Finger Coach?"
[The Hogan Family (a.k.a. Valerie)]
"We're brainwashed into believing that the best people are normal and attractive and maybe they're not." [Ally McBeal]
"We all went down to the pier at dawn to watch it arrive. She wasn't out there more than two miles before an explosion in the engine room ripped through the side of the hull -- and before we could believe what was happening, it sank like a stone. Since he was twelve, he wanted nothing else. And like that-"
[Remington snaps his fingers.]
"-it was gone. No more. The pier became so quiet we could hear each other breathe."
"And then Markos, he starts to laugh. And I don't mean a nervous titter, but a full bellied, spit in the sky, all out laugh. I couldn't bloody believe my ears. I was furious. 'Why are you laughing?' I screamed at him. 'Because, Xenos because from now on -- everything is new again, eh? Eh? Just *think* of the possibilities.'"
"Think of the possibilities."
"When it comes down to me against a situation, I don't like the situation to win." [MacGyver]
Marty: Whoa, this is heavy.
Doc: There's that word again, "heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?
[Back to the Future]
"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries." things you may not say when being critiqued, from Schrodinger's Rules of Being Critiqued
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